Avengers: War Across Time #1

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Alan Davis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 11, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 15
7.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Thor! Iron Man! Captain America! Giant-Man & the Wasp! The classic Avengers against the Hulk on the streets of New York! It's the beginning of a showdown with Kang the Conqueror that will span the centuries! Eisner Hall of Famer Paul Levitz makes his Marvel debut (unless you count a letter in AMAZING ADVENTURES #5) teamed with acclaimed artist Alan Davis!
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  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 11, 2023

    Avengers: War Across Time #1is both a well-crafted throwback to the Avengers' glory days and a reminder of the menace Kang the Conqueror poses. With Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniaset to position Kang as a significant threat in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this series is an excellent introduction to his character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 11, 2023

    The Avengers: War Across Time is a great fight comic and a great celebration of classic Avengers comics. You'll get the general feel of how the comics read back in the day with tons of Alan Davis art. If that's what you're expecting, it delivers big time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 11, 2023

    Avengers: War Across Time #1 is a fun comic. I generally am not a fan of these types of stories by Levitz's writing style and the art by the team sucked me in. It balances old with new in a way that appealed to me as a reader. With Kang having such a focus this year, this could be a series to keep an eye on, as you never know what its impact across the Marvel timeline might be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jan 16, 2023

    Well worth a look if you are a fan of any of these characters and want a fun story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Jan 11, 2023

    This old-fashioned story with modern conventions works in this case, but it's not reinventing the wheel. The series may not be aiming for that either though, it might just be aiming for fun, which it is. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 16, 2023

    On the one hand, it doesn't stand out as something wild or unusual, but on the other, it feels like a well-done Silver Age issue, with the exception of Davis' lithe artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Jan 11, 2023

    Furthermore, the fact that its drawn by the legendary Alan Davis will be another potential yuck or yum depending on the reader; his style isnt totally accurate to that period of comics, but its still a more classic aesthetic than what youd normally see nowadays. Rachelle Rosenbergs colors definitely give his art a more modern feel than the flat coloring of that era; a little bit of the new with the old here. All things considered, if youre a fan of classic superhero comics, then you cant go wrong giving this one a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dr. Carl Bryan Jan 12, 2023

    Paul Levitz and company do a great job transporting us as readers to the early days of the Avengers. The dialogue is campy and returns to the days of old comics. I would suggest this for a new comic reader in lower grades, but Wasp is so amorous in her overtures to all of the male Avengers that a young reader may get more of an education than their parents want them to the ways of seducing a man. As always, Marvel is setting up its cinematic endeavors, so here comes Kang! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Criminology. Jan 12, 2023

    Usually i rarely get on the site anymore. But man, this is great. I'm biased, I love the avengers and having read, the issues referenced here and knowing everything that happens afterwords, i can say this is a perfect throwback comics. Captain america's feeling of alienation, rick's growing respect for the captain, jan being playful, hank being insecure and overprotective of her, but their love still flying in the air, Thor and iron man being the stars, the ideals of the team, that comes only when needed, the whole teamwork aspect, it just feels good seeing that rendered so well, cohesive and ofc even better than it was in the original, because all that stuff was always the second the action then. The characterization is crystal clear and more

  • 9.0
    Hailey Feb 15, 2023

    It's nice to remember the origins. What a great back to basics story.

  • 9.0
    fzanca Jan 14, 2023

    This is a great throwback to a simpler time. I enjoyed seeing all of the characters like they were during the 70s and 80s. I wish there was a bit more story, but a battle scene between the Avengers and the Hulk, what could be more epic than that? Good stuff. Compared to Aaron's run, this is an award-winner.

  • 9.0
    superstan52 Jan 11, 2023

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. '
    But they should!

  • 8.5
    Stand Up Comic Reader Feb 5, 2023

    This gave me all the feels of an old school Avengers tale that you would pick up in a musty comic book shop where the comic would have smudges, crinkly corners and pages with that faded off cream color. It's not reinventing the wheel but what a set of wheels it is: Just a megalomaniacal intergalactic wacko in a Kirbyesque outfit sending robotic duplicates of our favorite heroes in tights to conquer the planet. Maybe Marvel needs to go backwards in time more to find that magic formula that made them so great. Full review and my favorite old school NYC comic book shop at:


  • 8.5
    Briton Jan 14, 2023

    So Marvel can still produce old fashioned fun comics... more please.

  • 8.5
    Nickweiser Jan 12, 2023

    I was surprised how well written this was.

    The characters look and sound as they should. Dialogue that is appropriate to whom it fits.

    A lot of action to boot.

    Alan Davis' art is stellar.

    Acknowledges continuity and feels like it ultimately matters.

    This comic book gets a big recommend!

    I had a lot of fun and I look forward to reading more!

  • 8.5
    thecimmerian Jan 11, 2023

    This is great if your an old school fan but maybe not so much if you don't have a love for Paul Levitz and all his history. $6 is a little hard to spend if that's the case. However, if you love the older stories and would like to have stroll down memory lane with one of the greatest DC talents helming an in continuity story for marvel, then it would be a mistake to miss this issue.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Nov 10, 2023

    This super-retro story surely isn't everyone's cup of tea. But it is mine.

    I'm not an Alan Davis fan, but I found his work impeccable here. It has tons of detail and polish, and he definitely made an effort to employ Kirby/Heck principles in blocking and posing.

    Paul Levitz's script takes a curious approach to honoring Stan Lee's style. It's not as verbose (thank goodness) and the plotting is more rational. But it still features some of the less-lovable features of 1964, e.g., Jan is a flirtatious airhead (but also a fearless fighter) and the final scene is an abrupt mess full of plotholes.

    Silver Age super-dorkery: I thought Levitz and Davis screwed up the 1964 Mjolnir rules. And they did; if Thor becomes D more

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Jan 13, 2023

    This issue harkens back to the classic Avengers comics of the sixties. It really manages to keep those trappings and tropes, while not falling for the era's less endearing qualities. It's nostalgic, fun and the pace is very brisk. This comic is oversized, but I honestly didn't notice the extra page count.

  • 6.0
    Williamflipper Mar 20, 2023

    Enjoyable enough nostalgia trip. Weirdly I found myself quite bored and I was relived when I finally turned the last page. I like the Kirby/Lee avengers, I found this issues enjoyable and pointless at the same time. Sadly just forgettable. I will still buy every following issue because, weirdly enough, it is the best monthly Avengers comic right now

  • 10
    Jason The Dude Jun 3, 2023

  • 9.0
    Magik Jan 11, 2023

  • 8.5
    ComicWorm May 4, 2023

  • 7.5
    Klaushenna Jan 15, 2023

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